going to be such an important day, an important accomplishment. it was going to have such a major importance to the black race, and national, not just national importance, but international. i had no idea and it took me, probably in my twenties before i realized that it was so important. >> turner has since devoted her life to working for civil rights. in various government jobs, she fought to help women and people of color get fair treatment. >> that's something i told my children about, they're all aware of that, and i hope they tell their grandchildren of that. i'm very proud of that, i am proud that i participated in raleigh, north carolina in the sit-in. and the march on washington. i'm going to participate on the 50th anniversary, too.